Friday, October 17, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt ---- Family






FAMILY


Last summer we had a family of raccoons who passed through our garden every day, on their way from wherever to wherever. One day, as I sat at my kitchen table, with my camera at hand, I captured this photo.


Mum and the five kits relaxing, probably after digging up my lawn for grubs

Another occasion, Mum, close up: Back off!

Who are you? Do we run and hide?

OK, enough with the raccoons, JMB's real family, taken twelve years ago, before
my daughter's wedding: father, mother, daughter, son
and the most important member, Cleo the Westie, sadly no longer
with us but memorialized in my avatar


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE


35 comments:

Sarabeth said...

That's a great family photo, especially with the dog being so alert.

Sue said...

Two lovely families :) I love Westies :)

jams o donnell said...

What a beautiful wedding photo. I love the raccoons. We get foxes and the odd hedgehog here. Happy weekend

Carver said...

JMB that is a wonderful wedding portrait. Beautiful shot. I also enjoyed the family of raccoons.

Leslie said...

Awww. great family photo but I just LOVE seeing raccoons!! :)

Dragonstar said...

Your raccoon family looks sweet - but I'm sure you could do without them!
As for your daughter's wedding, there couldn't be a lovelier picture. Thanks for sharing that.

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect shots!!! Great choice for today's theme... Have a fun weekend! Mine's up too... hope to see you at my corner!!!

Janice Thomson said...

Love those raccoons JMB - How neat to get a photo of the kits as well. A beautiful wedding photo of a rather handsome family including Miss Cleo :)

Annie said...

Cleo looks so regal sitting in front of that beautiful dress. And I love racoons! Nice set of photos.

Photo Cache said...

Lovely families both. Happy weekend.

Dr.John said...

For a minute I thought there was going to be a raccoon in the Wedding picture. Those raccoons are cute.

leslie said...

Oh jmb! what a gorgeous family portrait! Everyone looks so happy and your daughter is a beautiful bride. Your son looks a lot like his Dad only taller...lol Mine won't be up for a while but come on over later.

YTSL said...

Great pictures. Re the raccoons: my, you managed to get up close!!!

Heart of Rachel said...

Those raccoons are so cute. I've never seen a real one before.

You have a beautiful family. It's so adorable how Cleo joined that precious shot. I'm sorry that Cleo is no longer with you.

heartbeats said...

hello, happy hunting... mine is up!

Corey~living and loving said...

oooo those raccoons are adorable. :) How interesting they they used your yard as a passing ground.

the wedding photo is lovely as well.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

oh that was clever --weddings are such good photo opps we all try to look our best I love seeing the families and the love they represent

Juliana RW said...

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Mar said...

What fun pictures of the raccoons!
Love your family picture, wonderful memories! I always wondered about your avatar, now I know he was Cleo, what a sweetie!
Happy hunting and happy weekend !

Bonggamom said...

We took photos of some racoons in our back yard many years ago, but they weren't yet a family, we just captured them in the process of making a family :)

happy weekend!

TiOheM said...

Great pictures of two families.

PastorMac's Ann said...

These are great for the theme. Glad you included both "families" because both are so interesting. Happy Hunting.

Liz said...

What great photos of the racoons. And I love your family portrait. You look stunning! (And so does the bride of course!) And Cleo - how lovely to include her in the shot too.

CalumCarr said...

jmb

Now I think you're having us on. The first three photos are you and your kids. The last one - probably own the garden you play in!

CherryPie said...

I love your family portrait :-)

Hope you have a good weekend too.

storyteller said...

Wonderful collection of photos for this week’s theme! What a beautiful bride! Sorry about the passing of Cleo but the avatar is a wonderful way to keep her with you. Methinks the raccoon family is cute, but (like the opossum I shared in my Camera Critters post at Small Reflections this morning) … I could certainly do without them wreaking havoc in my yard. My ‘family’ Photo Hunt is at Sacred Ruminations today.
Hugs and blessings,

Barbara H. said...

I'm glad the raccoons only passed through and didn't stay top forage in your garbage cans!!

What a sweet wedding photo!

Expat Traveler said...

Oh those are funny tossed in with a great memory!

Patricia said...

That certainly is a lot of raccoons!!!

What a beautiful wedding photo, JMB.

Randi said...

What a beautiful wedding photo. Nice to see your lovely Westie.
The raccoon family look cute...have never seen any in real life.
Have a great weekend.

Sammawow said...

I love the pictures of your raccoon family and your real family! I didn't know about Cleo and your avatar until today! My "sammawow" is after my former cat Samantha.

mama meji said...

The raccoons are too cute. Sorry for the ignorance but they don't bite, right?
BTW, your place must be something like a refuge to them, hence they stay there for a moment or so.

Crushed said...

Admittedly I'm not always the brightest trick in the book, but the racoon wedding connection. I'm lost.

Ellee Seymour said...

What a beautiful daughter, she takes after her mum. And we certainly don't have racoon families here in the UK.

Moggs Tigerpaw said...

I love those little raccoon guys, so cute. Lovely pics.